|Home||Animation & Cartoons | Arts & Music | Community Video | Computers & Technology | Cultural & Academic Films | Ephemeral Films | Movies | News & Public Affairs | Prelinger Archives | Spirituality & Religion | Sports Videos | Television | Videogame Videos | Vlogs | Youth Media|
|Anonymous User (login or join us)|
Joe E. Brown as Andrew H. Botts, wreaks havok on a small town after coning his way into a salesman position for the Earthworm Tractor company.
This movie is part of the collection: Comedy Films
Director: Raymond Enright
Producer: Samuel Bischoff, Hal B. Wallis
Production Company: First National Pictures Inc.
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w
Keywords: Comedy; Romance
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
|Movie Files||MPEG4||Ogg Video||512Kb MPEG4||MPEG2|
|Image Files||Animated GIF||Thumbnail|
|Other Files||Archive BitTorrent|
Subject: We All Know At Least One
We all know at least one. Someone whose confidence far exceeds their abilities. They are so confident that you have to believe them until you learn better. Joe E. Brown is perfect as that type of guy. This is a funny movie and it will be funny 100 years from know.
The movie gives you another treat. It lets you see the technology of "back then". Pretty decent quality print. I downloaded it as MP4 and watched it on my Roku USB player. It was a treat and I am going to watch it again.
Dr Feel Rotten -
Subject: Movie has stopped working
For some reason this one has stopped working. It loads, but then everything blacks out and stops.
I watched it before and loved it because it's one of Joe Brown's funniest made, but now it won't work.. Could be my connection, but others work fine.
Though not obscene or vulgar in any way, I enjoyed this movie. I LOL'ed. I like the "surprise ending", which I won't spoil. If it were any longer it'd get annoying but at it's running time it's good clean family fun.
Freddie Jaye -
Subject: Lots of laughs
If you're looking for a "realistic" comedy, skip this one. But if you're looking for a good time, "Earthworm Tractors" fits the bill.
I was expecting a "Farmer Johnson" kind of tractor, but these are heavy-duty, major construction models...the perfect type for out-of-control mayhem. They're built quite a bit like a tank.
Joe E. Brown's schtick can wear a bit thin, I think, but the movie's short running time keeps him from becoming too overbearing. The other actors work well together, too.
Subject: what a ride
Funny from start to Bang up finish!
What a laugh. I want to try and drive that trackor too. Comedy doesn't have to make sense and this one sure didn't but it was great fun.
Subject: Pure Delight
For anyone who has ever read the stories of William Hazlett Upson and his creation -Alexander Botts - this movie is a pure delight. Joe E. Brown plays Botts to a T and is very funny. It just leaves you wishing that they had made more Botts movies with Mr. Brown.
All through this movie, I was thinking, 'What kind of mess is this?' kareneliot is right; this movie's quite annoying. I grant that Joe Brown is a good actor (the others were great too), but I just thought the script was too screwy and weird. I mean, I love a good screwball comedy, but this one was just way too overdone. They tried though, bless their little hearts :)
I'm sorry to disagree with everyone else, but I can't recommend this. Don't skip it though because you might just find it enjoyable.
Subject: The tractor stole the show.
Joe E. Brown was brilliant, of course, but I sure would like that tractor.
Subject: Great Fun
Joe E. Brown plays a crazy salesman with good intentions who goes from disaster to disaster. The scenes with the tractors are laughing out loud funny.
Subject: Brown's perfect role
No one else could have done this character as well as Joe E. Brown.
And the movie as a whole is pretty good too.
Or maybe I just saw it on the just the right day.
Anyway, it was Brown's next to last movie for Warner Bros. and he comes off as a very likeable Alexander Botts.
Subject: A good watch
I thought it was entertaining. Don't have overly high expectations and you'll enjoy it.
Subject: the best
it is the only movie of it's time The most comidy romance in A 1936 black and white movie I ever saw I can't explain how good it is
Subject: Good but..
Well the script and monologue is funny. But the old sound microphones they used to use in recording old films back then pick up every bit of noise, and with the main actor being Joe Brown with his bustrus voice, its of the type of thing you want to watch when you got a headache.
To each their own. I found this film to be annoying.
Donavan Blue -
Subject: Comedy Smasheroo
A fast-paced comedy with the incomparable Joe E. Brown, one of the wittiest comedians of his time. A few other supporting actors add spice and laughs to the plot, as Joe stumbles his way to a successful careet and a perfect love match.
Subject: Loved it!
I really enjoyed watching the mayhem with the tractor. The characters were played with just the right amount of quirkiness without going overboard.
gentle ben -
Subject: Screwball Comedy
Joe. E. Brown is hilarious in this nonsense laden chortle.
Subject: Earthworm Tractors
Being an old Joe E. Brown fan I have watched this
movie twice now,and believe it to be one of his
best.As a tractor salesman named Alexander Botts,
Brown is like Bugs Bunny versus Ebeneezer Scrooge
trying to sell tractors to the Scrooge like Mr.
Johnson,or is it Jackson? Botts becomes involved
with Mabel Johnson,daughter of [Scrooge]Johnson
who persuades Botts to keep trying to sell her
father tractors.It's a tough sale,but a great
movie.I whole heartedly believe this to be of
the top tier of archive comedy! You're gonna'
just LOVE this one!